Summer Holidays and a Scheme of work!

GCSE Art Scheme of Work

WOW! What a term! In my mind I always feel like the Summer term should be the easiest, its the shortest and it should be the wind down… But it never is! What with the last rush to get work finished ready for marking, the Art Exhibition, exam marking and moderation, detailed reports to write for the year, not to mention end of term activity days out… So I have not had two minutes to spare to update my blog.

But now that I have finished for the summer I have set some time aside to upload a scheme of work that I have used for the last few years for my Year 10 classes in the Summer term. It is based on a visit to Brighton but you could adapt it for a visit to any local place of interest.

Enjoy!

Scheme of Work (Word DocX) – YR10 ART Sense of Place

Scheme of Work (Word Doc) – YR10 ART Sense of Place

Pinterest Board – https://uk.pinterest.com/pipsticks/art-a-sense-of-brighton-gcse/?etslf=4019&eq=sense

The Art of the Brick Exhibition

The art of the brick

I recently took students on a trip to London to visit The Art of the Brick exhibition at the Truman Gallery in Brick Lane. The exhibition features more than 80 sculptures all made from LEGO by the artist Nathan Sawaya.

Here is an extract from the website ‘Sawaya was the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world. His unique sculptures and touring exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK, is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on LEGO® as an art medium and has broken attendance records around the globe. The creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO® pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.’

The students really enjoyed the exhibition and were amazed by what you can create from just simple LEGO bricks. I would whole heartedly recommend a visit and with any year group!

To find out where the exhibition will be next visit his website at http://brickartist.com/

The art of the brick

The art of the brick

Year 10 – A day at the beach

Sorry for the lack of posts recently but my wedding combined with the honeymoon means I have been off the radar for a while.

So first week back after the Easter break I took the year 10 artists on a drawing and photography trip to Brighton. The theme of the current unit of work is Sense of Place, so the pupils were trying to capture the sense of Brighton in their drawings and photographs. Before the trip I had introduced them to a range of travel illustrators and to the work of Martin Parr.

I think the pupils enjoyed the day and most gathered a good range of sketches and photographs (despite the classic English rain). When I see them next they will be presenting the best of their images in their sketchbooks. They will also be using them to produce some screen, lino and mono prints over the coming weeks.

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